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Part of Sebastian Munster map, 1550
Part of Sebastian Munster map, 1550

Facts in brief:

Key defense point of upper Italy in Roman times; sacked by Attila 452; Charlemagne crowned King of Lombardy 774 & Frederick Barbarossa as King of Italy 1155; ruled by Visconti 1359 & Austrians, French & Spaniards 18th cen. until passed to nation 1859.

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